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Ch 3: Reading Comprehension Teaching Methods

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Before taking an important exam, ensure you fully understand teaching methods for reading comprehension by reviewing this informative chapter. Our video and text lessons act like a comprehensive study guide you can use 24 hours a day to study at your convenience.

Reading Comprehension Teaching Methods - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you'll find short, mobile-friendly lessons that cover reading comprehension teaching methods. Topics include a variety of strategies to use to effectively teach reading comprehension and the way in which a student's background can affect reading comprehension as well as the relationship between writing and literacy. Once this chapter is complete, you should be ready to:

  • Define reading comprehension
  • Effectively teach reading comprehension
  • Use scaffolding strategies to teach reading
  • Assess reading materials using proven strategies
  • Follow strategies to ensure reading comprehension
  • Help your students understand different forms of writing
  • Understand the importance of text feature and language structure in reading comprehension
  • Explain the ways literary genres and forms affect meaning

You can access these learning materials anytime on your mobile device or computer to study whenever it works best for you. Take the accompanying quiz after you've completed the lesson to ensure you're on the right track. Or, take the quiz before reviewing any of the lessons to see how prepared you are for an upcoming exam. An instructor is available to offer assistance if you get stuck along the way.

10 Lessons in Chapter 3: Reading Comprehension Teaching Methods
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What is Reading Comprehension?

1. What is Reading Comprehension?

When you are reading, it isn't enough to just process the words. You need to understand what you are reading, too. In this lesson, you'll learn about the steps involved in reading comprehension.

How to Teach Reading Comprehension

2. How to Teach Reading Comprehension

Teaching reading comprehension requires instilling in the learner the use of several strategies and skills. This lesson will focus on cognitive skills and notation strategies that will enhance reading comprehension.

Strategies for Scaffolding Reading Instruction

3. Strategies for Scaffolding Reading Instruction

Ever heard the phrase 'reading is the gateway to all learning'? Reading is one of the areas targeted by most states for assessment because it not only is a critical area in academics, but also an area where most students were not showing gains. This lesson will highlight strategies to help struggling readers develop skills to be successful in the classroom.

Strategies for Assessing Reading Materials

4. Strategies for Assessing Reading Materials

One of the most important aspects of being an English language arts teacher is choosing suitable reading materials for your students. Watch this video lesson to learn strategies for choosing the most appropriate materials.

How a Student's Background Affects Reading Comprehension

5. How a Student's Background Affects Reading Comprehension

Cultural and linguistic backgrounds can have a tremendous effect on a student's level of comprehension in a particular text, which may affect recall and interpretations.

Strategies for Reading Comprehension

6. Strategies for Reading Comprehension

Have you been assigned to read something and you just couldn't understand what the author is trying to tell you? In this lesson, you will learn five strategies to help yourself understand what you are reading.

Strategies for Understanding Various Forms of Writing

7. Strategies for Understanding Various Forms of Writing

Reading effectively means knowing the genre of literature and using strategies for that writing. Different types of writing such as narrative, expository, descriptive, and persuasive have specific objectives and require varied reading strategies.

Language Structure & Text Features in Reading Comprehension

8. Language Structure & Text Features in Reading Comprehension

In this lesson we will examine how language structure and text features can help you comprehend what you are reading and, ultimately, remember the information better!

Literary Forms & Genres: How They Affect Meaning

9. Literary Forms & Genres: How They Affect Meaning

In this lesson, we will explore literary forms and genres. We'll define these terms, look at examples of each, and see how they affect the meaning of the texts they characterize.

The Relationship Between Writing & Literacy

10. The Relationship Between Writing & Literacy

With effort and understanding writing and literacy, much like the aspects of any good rom-com relationship, offer a partnership of mutual reward and development.

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